New meeting on Syria to be held in Astana this year
There is no exact date of the next meeting on Syria in Astana, official representative of Kazakh Foreign Ministry Aybek Smadiyarov said.
"We hope that the negotiations (on Syria in Astana) will be held by the end of the year," the diplomat said.
Astana hosted nine rounds of negotiations for the settlement in Syria, where an armed conflict continues since 2011. The main decision of the meetings in Astana was the creation of de-escalation zones, which significantly reduced the level of violence in Syria, RIA Novosti noted.